Quatermass II is a Very Dramatic and Proper British Cliffhanger Serial, created for British Television. The original 6 parts are compiled herein, for the convenience of those who want to enjoy all 3 hrs 5 min with a single download, perhaps intensifying the peak excitement of the experience. The original files ARE available, search for "Quatermass II". Of course some people who are a bit more traditional in enjoying the serial one part at a time, with a suitable time for digestion between parts, as was originally intended. Advice for those persons is to wait one week between viewing each 30 minute part.
August 16, 2014 Subject:
I watched several things on archive last. This being one of them. I came to the conclusion that this was fantastic! I'd watched the "remakes" in movie and recent television versions, and frankly they cannot hold a candle to Quatermass 2 and Quatermass and the Pit. I also realized that Doctor Who is a complete rip-off...still like Doctor Who though, but just slightly less now...Quatermass rules!
August 1, 2013 Subject:
Does anyone know the name of the episode where something happened such as some one falls down stairs through a mincer? Trying to put some demons to rest for my dad.....
December 1, 2011 Subject:
Watched this serial with around thirty other blokes crowded around a 14'' TV set in the TV room at RAF Hope Cove back in '55.
December 11, 2010 Subject:
Amazing old stuff
It reality though, the picture quality is far better in the individual episodes, and the 'vanity screens' at the beginning and the end are appalling.
December 10, 2010 Subject:
Apologies - Belatedly, and Again.
The Full 6 episodes can now be found at "Quatermass II - All 6 Episodes". Finally getting the whole 7GB uploaded was a learning experience, both in patience and determination. Thanks for your patience. MensaProfEngr.
August 13, 2010 Subject:
re:Apologies - Belatedly, and Again
MensaProfEngr, any news on getting the full, fixed version up loaded??
January 29, 2010 Subject:
Part six incomplete.
Reviewer:Nino the Mind Boggler
November 21, 2009 Subject:
Episodes 1 thru 6 combined is missing ending.
The Cinepak download does not contain the entire move. Missing end of Part 6. I had to down load all 6 parts, convert to VOB's, edit episodes 1,2 and 3 and use IFOedit to create files for DVD then shrink down to fit on one dvd. I did same to episodes 4,5 and 6. Had some issues with audio timing but final result is 2 dvd's with entire Quatermass II. Great show. Glad I can now share it on any DVD player.
September 29, 2009 Subject:
This is something else, wonderful stuff! I've seen a couple of the feature films based on the Quatermass serials but never expected to get the chance to see any of the original versions. Great script, great ominous theme music, very fine acting. Episode 6, "The Destroyers", is incomplete in this compilation so be sure to download that one seperately.
April 19, 2009 Subject:
The Bladerunner of a genre.
This was my intro to Sci Fi and it scared the stuffing out of me. I was 7 years old. What were my parents thinking, (bless their hearts) allowing me to watch it. The Quatermasse set spawned a lifelong love of the genre and now thanks to The Archive and uploaders, I can relive it. Thanks everyone.
April 13, 2009 Subject:
I was a kid of about 7 when this first appeared on British TV, but I still remember the sensation it created. (I live in Glasgow, Scotland) I would say it's worn pretty well, everything considered. The only minor drawback for me is that horrible, clipped English accent of the leading characters. Contrary to what most Americans seem to think, very few people in Britain, and even fewer in Scotland, speak with such an accent.
The "bum" - or tramp as we call them - who appeared, Katpooh9, was much more famous as the father in the long running British comedy series Steptoe and Son. (I believe you had a spinoff series in the States known as Sanford and Son). His name was Wilfred Bramble.
March 6, 2009 Subject:
For all of the completely rare, obscure, and often not even written about in our "filtered" books like Leonard Maltin, this is a great find and a fun serial that I found very enjoyable. It has that classic British sci-fi feel to it, right down to the frenetic violin soundtrack. Thank you for allowing us to see it. Now about the download ... I downloaded on the Ogg (couldn't on the others but who cares) and found it completely fine for viewing. Remember guys, this is an old kinescope (shot often live or on tape, and then filmed), which is never going to be like watching a movie like the theatrical version of Q-II. Part Six is not in this download, so I just went to the other site and downloaded the sixth part. All around great experiance.
March 1, 2009 Subject:
It's a science fiction that involves aliens from a distant planet that are trying to incorporate themselves into our world by taking over the bodies of humans. That sounds like a cliche, but bear in mind that this series was made in 1955 before everybody grabbed on to the theme.
This is worth watching for everybody. It's good for those who enjoy an intelligent show, and it's good for those who need to watch an intelligent show.
FYI: The bum that appears in episode 2 is the actor who played Paul's grandfather in 'A Hard Day's Night'.
And to all those who would give a good show only 1 star because you can't download it; well, I don't mean to sound like a genius, but have you tried clicking on the big green arrow?
September 29, 2008 Subject:
Can't download the 7g version. Something about the header's bad(HTTP). I got the smaller download but was hoping to get the better quality with the larger file.